West Ham United manager David Moyes has a chance to put his own stamp on the team this month.
The Scotsman will oversee his first transfer window since becoming the permanent successor to Slaven Bilic.
Numerous rumours have surrounded the East London outfit, and the latest involves a former Liverpool midfielder.
According to ESPN, the Hammers have launched a bid for Stoke City’s Joe Allen, but the Potters turned down the approach.
It is believed that Stoke have no intention of allowing the Wales international to leave.
The report claims that Moyes is keen to bolster West Ham’s midfield, but it appears that the club will have to do much more to persuade the Potters to sell.
Allen, who spent four years at Liverpool, has been part of the Stoke fold since 2016.
This season, the midfielder has started all but two of the club’s Premier League fixtures, contributing one goal and four assists in that time.
Since the transfer rumours emerged, West Ham fans have been given their say on the possible deal.
What a result..
— coyi (@sirhammersessex) January 2, 2018
not surprised &they love Allen turned down £20m from Swans in summer Would love him but wont happen unless huge fee
— Joshua (@SchroerJr) January 2, 2018
He would improve our midfield, and improving our midfield is priceless ATM, as relegation is a reality, and would cost us A LOT more than the £20-30m it would take to pry him away from a team that can't afford to replace him.
— COYI!!! (@Nathanbi77) January 2, 2018
Noble Allen would be a class pivot, and far superior defensively to Obiang Kouyate.
— Arthur (@Ayewtility) January 2, 2018
Is he any better then what we already have..
— happy hammer #fBPE (@brooking1980) January 2, 2018
Excellent pro and will make a difference
— Andy (@andyaustin67) January 2, 2018
Good, average player, no better than what we’ve got!
— E13 (@DavidSulivan78) January 2, 2018
Good player, worth £25M imo. Big upgrade on what we have.
— Luke Styles (@LukeDavidStyles) January 2, 2018